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In 2018, passengers onboard a flight to Australia experienced a 10-second nosedive when a vortex trailing their plane crossed into the wake of another flight. The collision of these vortices...

As any performer knows, it's important to rehearse, rehearse, and – when you think you're ready – rehearse some more. Similarly, before air taxis, cargo transport, and package-delivery...

Modeling software, Fiber-optic adhesive, warfighter cameras, and more.
Is RF engineering a form of black magic? Learn about the challenges in developing a low noise amplifier (LNA) for the aerospace market.
There is a new way to design penetrators and projectiles: Composites.
To maintain longer-range wireless communication, a new controller deploys robots that form antenna arrays.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Dispensable Gels vs Gap Filler Pads
Learn the distinct pros and cons of the two thermal interface materials.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Counter-Drone Technology
The U.S. Government and Department of Defense will use Citadel's Titan systems to defeat drones.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Counter-UAS Technology
SRC recently demonstrated its Silent Archer® counter-unmanned aircraft system at Eglin Air Force Base.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Light Tactical Vehicle
The MRZR Alpha is the newest light tactical vehicle from the military provider Polaris Government and Defense.
Application Briefs: Defense
Weapon Fire Control System
Smart Shooter increases the accuracy and lethality of small arms.
INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printed Rocket Engine Parts Survive 23 Hot-Fire Tests

Future lunar landers might come equipped with 3D printed rocket engine parts that help bring down overall manufacturing costs and reduce production time. NASA is investing in...

Project MEDAL: Machine Learning for Additive Manufacturing Experimental Design is being led by Intellegens, a University of Cambridge spin-out specializing in artificial...

Northrop Grumman's Huntsville Manufacturing Center has taken delivery of six shelters that will be outfitted as Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Unique Method for Orifice Production

To produce accurate, repeatable orifices, all the variables that might influence the Cd Value (Coefficient of Discharge) must be controlled during production. This includes the orifice hole length, edges,...

INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Hinge Design Helps Quadrotors Climb

Army researchers invented a hinge that improves how quickly a quadrotor the size of a king-sized mattress can ascend from the ground to the rooftop of a two-story building, particularly with large...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement
A Prototype Fuel Gauge for Orbit

Liquids aren’t as well behaved in space as they are on Earth. Inside a spacecraft, microgravity allows liquids to freely slosh and float about. The National Institute of Standards and Technology...

Optical adhesives, radar test equipment, welding positioners, and more.
Position sensors, surveillance systems, microwave tuners, and more.
AM is a revolutionary technology that is changing the way that the aerospace industry is designing and producing parts.
Brazing isn't efficient, says an industry expert, and it's time for a change.
Learn about the most common bond systems for CBN wheels: resin, vitrified, and electroplated matrixes.
The manufacturing of complex composite aerospace components is a labor-intensive process, especially the application of the vacuum bag layers needed for consolidation and cure.
For SOSA/HOST systems, there are chassis platforms for development that provide relatively cost-effective, versatile, and powerful solutions.
Advanced computational engineering software and additive manufacturing are now delivering solutions that offer innovation and efficiency together.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Electric-Powered Warship
The first full-electric power and propulsion surface combatant, the USS Zumwalt, has been delivered to the US Navy.
Application Briefs: Materials
3D-Printed NACA Inlet
A company's first metal additively manufactured part took to the skies on a SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) test flight.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Drone Charging System
Battery-charging times take just five minutes.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Reverse Engineering Technology
A company was retrofitting older avionics and needed a CAD model of the panel to see how it would fit.

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